P: CS6: "Copy Shape Attributes" doesn't get recorded when recording an Action

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LEGEND ,
May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

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When recording an action, "Copy Shape Attributes" does not get recorded. Doesn't seem to work for Copy Fill from the gear menu in the shape tool color picker either.

Create a new action and start recording.
Right click on shape layer in layer palette and choose "Copy Layer Style". Note that it gets added to the action.
Right click on the same shape layer and choose "Copy Shape Attributes. Note that it does NOT get added to the action.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 03, 2015 Feb 03, 2015
This is fixed in Photoshop CS6 (13.0.1) or later.

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LEGEND ,
May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

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Sounds like this is for Photoshop, but which version are you using?

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LEGEND ,
May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

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CS6

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LEGEND ,
May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

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Not all things are record-able in Photoshop prior to CS6 there was no item "Copy Shape Attributes" should it be record-able??
JJMack

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LEGEND ,
May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012

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Well, obviously I would like it to be recordable. And if "Copy Layer Style" is it seems like "Copy Shape Attributes" should be.

I was trying to make actions to copy & paste both the layer style and shape attributes at once. Would save a lot of clicking.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012

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We do have a bug logged for this, and I agree that Copy/Paste Shape Attributes should be actionable.

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LEGEND ,
May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012

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Great! Thanks, Jeanne.

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Participant ,
Jul 15, 2012 Jul 15, 2012

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I've run into this as well. I'd really, really, really love to be able to use Copy Shape Attributes and Paste Shape Attributes in actions and scripts.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 27, 2012 Aug 27, 2012

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LEGEND ,
Sep 07, 2012 Sep 07, 2012

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What exactly is the diff between copy/paste layer style and copy/paste smart shape attributes?

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LEGEND ,
Sep 07, 2012 Sep 07, 2012

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Layer Styles copies and pastes layer styles.
Shape attributes just copies and pastes the vector shape attributes.

They're copying and pasting 2 unrelated things -- so the difference is infinite.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 07, 2012 Sep 07, 2012

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Thx Chris, though I have no idea what is a vector shape attri.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 07, 2012 Sep 07, 2012

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I think it's just Stroke and Fill - the stuff you see in the options bar when, e.g., drawing rectangle shapes.

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Sep 10, 2012 Sep 10, 2012

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Thank You

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2013 Jul 03, 2013

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Still not fixed in Photoshop CC.

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Community Beginner ,
May 28, 2014 May 28, 2014

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Doesn't show up in the Keyboard Shortcuts settings either.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 03, 2015 Feb 03, 2015

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This is fixed in Photoshop CS6 (13.0.1) or later.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 03, 2015 Feb 03, 2015

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This is a great idea that's separate from the issue on this thread, so I created a new conversation to continue the discussion.

Please reference the new conversation here: Photoshop: Ability to assign keyboard shortcut for copy/paste Shape Attributes

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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